NEC introduces SXGA+ LCD projectors

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NEC Solutions America Inc. has rolled out two high-end SXGA+ LCD projectors: the GT6000 and GT6000R, LCD projectors that enable offer 1400 x 1050 pixel display. The GT6000R -- for rear screen applications -- has a usable lamp life of up to 9,000 hours.

Designed for fixed installations in conference rooms, mid to large-sized auditoriums, religious settings, CRT replacements, and command and control environments, the GT Series offers optional networkability, a variety of input/output connections, and high resolution capabilities. Inputs include one 5-BNC, one DVI-D, one RGB, one S-Video, one Video, three RCA Audio, two Stereo Mini Audio, one Remote, one PC Control, two PC Card slots, two option card slots, and one USB. Outputs are one RGB, one RCA Audio, one Screen Trigger, one PC Control, one Remote (mini), and one USB.

The GT6000's lens memory function controls lens attributes like zoom, focus, and shift, depending on input resolution and input selected. Powered horizontal and vertical mechanical lens shift are designed to let you maintain image quality when projecting from off-center screen installations. The GT600 also offers horizontal, vertical and diagonal keystone correction. NEC offers a variety of optional lenses and an extended-life lamp that can operate at a reduced brightness for up to 4,500 hours of lamp life.

The GT6000R ships standard with two extended-life lamps for a usable lamp life of up to 9,000 hours. Its dual lamp design lets you run both lamps for up to 5,300 ANSI lumens of brightness or run one lamp and achieve up to 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness. The GT6000 projects up to 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness when used in conjunction with the optional extended life lamp or up to 1,000 ANSI lumens using a single lamp. Both projectors are flexible in aspect ratio control; you can project 4:3 data on a 16:9 screen and fill the full 16:9 screen display with non-linear image management that maintains the normal look and feel of the information.

The GT6000 will be available later this month at a suggested retail price of US$18,995 -- or $19,995 with the GT20ZL lens included. The GT6000R will ship in July for $22,995 bundled with the GT 10RLB short throw lens.

NEC has also introduced the WT600, which utilizes NEC's lensless mirror design and can project a 40-inch image from 2 1/2-inches from the screen and a 100-inch image from 26 inches from the screen. In addition, the WT600 features a 3,000:1 contrast ratio.

The DLP-based, 1,500 ANSI lumen WT600 boasts native XGA (1024x768 pixel) resolution. It has a lamp life of up to 3,000 hours along and a noise level of 32dB.

The 13-pound WT600 incorporates a suite of security measures to deter theft, including the ability to format a PCMCIA card as a security card to disable the projector to unauthorized users, password protection, a panel control lock, and a lock slot. The projector will ship in August with a suggested retail price of $6,995.

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